Gap year Zanzibar
Zanzibar may be small but it makes an excellently chilled gap year destination. Europeans called this island group off the coast of Tanzania the Spice Islands and spice production is still a main industry. There are plantations devoted to cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, alongside deep-green forests, ruined palaces and a coast lined with gorgeous beaches looking out to the blue Indian Ocean. It’s a serious paradise.
Adventure travel Zanzibar
Zanzibar is the beach: you come for coconut-palm beaches and lazy days. There’s lots to explore, but if adventure travel is your thing, use it as a rest stop on a trip to Tanzania where the wildlife is unchallenged throughout the world. Together they make a perfect combination.
Student travel Zanzibar
Zanzibar is laidback and easy to negotiate for student travel. The capital, Stone Town, is a repository of the island’s colourful history, which includes Arab, Persian and European occupations. You’ll see these reflected in hammams, forts, cathedrals and mosques, bazaars and palaces.
Volunteer work Zanzibar
Volunteer work in Zanzibar will give you the opportunity to work on teaching programmes with Stone Town schoolchildren, helping them improve their literacy and numeracy. It’s a great way to get under the skin of this beautiful island’s welcoming culture.